President Trump knew better; the road to hell is paved with good intentions. High-level chess move or geriatric naiveté?

 

Did President Trump really expect his purported diplomatic actions, which spared 3 UCLA basketball players punitive Chinese judgment for their knuckle-headed shoplifting side-trip last week, to be embraced warmly by the entire cast of thieves in this international melodrama?

 

If anyone should know better, it would be Donald, especially after the continual fuselage of character affronts he’s been subjected to over the past year.

 

And of course, a thankless, ungrateful cretinous parent of one of the players involved, LaVar Bell, father of his genetically named heir, LiAngelo, has in fact publicly discounted Trump’s role in the procurement of his son’s freedom.

 

 

Asked on ESPN Friday about Trump’s role in getting his son and two other players home, Ball said, “Who?”

 

“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out,” Ball said.

 

In response to an American father being “unaccepting of what I did for his son”, Trump tweeted that he should have left the three college students in jail in China.

 

Trump had previously tweeted that he wondered if the three players would thank him, saying that they “were headed for 10 years in jail!”

 

 

To which Trump Tweet-responded:

 

 

 

 

 

Surely Trump realizes that some people are simply constitutionally incapable of stoically accepting, nor expressing, gratitude. Especially family groups affiliated with anyone stupid enough to indulge in a “petty” crime on the Chinese mainland.

 

I suppose the Presidency has a way of blinding you to the sour realities of human nature.  But for Donald Trump, this is a win-win.  I don’t doubt he allowed for some ingratitude to issue from this incident;  it would contrast with his “extracurricular benevolence” and only serves to disqualify the character attack behind the plume of uncivilized uncouthness.

 

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During the time I wrote this, Trump Tweeted: